Writ petition at Supreme Court against the decision to dissolve the land commission

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Kathmandu, August 6

The Supreme Court has received a writ petition that demands the government’s decision to dissolve the commission formed to solve land-related problems be revoked.

A recent cabinet meeting had decided to dissolve the commission that the previous KP Sharma Oli-led government had formed in April 2020 to address concerns of landless squatters among others. But, the new Sher Bahadur Deuba-led government dissolved the commission arguing it was made to give jobs to the CPN-UML cadres.

Days after the decision, advocate Prabesh KC filed the petition today, demanding the court revoke the decision to dissolve the commission. The petitioner has argued the decision has had an impact on the implementation of the constitutional provision on right to residency.

Prime Minister Deuba, his office and the Ministry of Land Management have been made defendants in the case.

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